The Aardvark Group has positively impacted the restoration of communities worldwide for over 40 years through the deployment of highly skilled, dedicated people and advanced technologies.
Last week, in a step change from our defence and security focus, we joined our peers at the Conservation Technology Gathering 2022 in the Western Serengeti, in support of our friends at the Grumeti Fund NPO.
A product of conversations had over social media during COVID, the Gathering at Grumeti Fund’s state-of-the-art research centre brought together thought leaders from the conservation and technology spaces to share knowledge and insights from their specialist fields with the sole intention of positively contributing to the future development of processes, tools, and technologies that will enhance the success of global conservation programs. Topics ranged from connectivity and accessibility, community engagement and challenges, Human Elephant conflict, illegal wildlife trafficking, and anti-poaching to sustainable power, to the use of robotics and AI through to the stability and scope of C4i.
A field visit to meet a community human-wildlife conflict mitigation Taskforce gave the group a first-hand account of the challenges faced and the measures they are implementing to protect themselves from elephants and other wildlife.
The immense display of expertise at the conference made for an extremely valuable experience. Special thanks to The Grumeti Fund and RISE (Research Institute for the Serengeti Ecosystem) for the hard work and stellar organisation resulting in such an inspiring and successful event.